Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos

Fluffy scrambled eggs create a lush bed for crispy bacon pieces, roasted sweet potato cubes, melted cheese, picante sauce and fresh cilantro in these unique fall-themed breakfast tacos.

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Within this recipe post you’ll learn to make an amazing Mexican style breakfast tacos with a unique set of ingredients. Plus you’ll learn why you should use cream in eggs to create perfect, fluffy scrambled eggs.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos recipe - www.platingpixels.com Hey guys (and gals) I got a new camera! It’s a Canon EOS 6D Full Frame. Hope you can tell the difference with these Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos. While I agree the photographer’s style and lighting is most important, having a good camera brings it even further. I can instantly see the difference in quality and amount of light it picks up, plus way less noise (fuzzy grain when zoomed in). Here on the blog it may not be as noticeable, but after making an 18×24 inch print, I can tell you it’s crystal clear. The main benefit for you the reader, extra drool-worthy photos.

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Food photography is one of my favorite parts of food blogging, besides developing and cooking fun recipes like these breakfast tacos. It’s so creative and every little detail adds up. The crumpled parchment paper background, the bacon bits exploding out of the tacos, the cilantro leaves and lime wedges that draw your eye up through the photo to the salsa bowl up top.

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Which leads me to the star of the recipe besides the sweet potatoes, Pace® Picante Sauce. Medium heat sauce creates a distinct flavor for these Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos. I also used it for a carnitas taco bowl (not yet on the blog) and it was perfect for that as well. I like how much flavor it has without being too spicy. You can literally smother these tacos in the sauce and it just enhances the flavors, without taking over. This unique fall-themed sweet potato breakfast recipe is adapted from their traditional breakfast tacos. An easy but unique meal that equals happiness all wrapped up into a perfect handheld breakfast.

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Cooking tips: Why you should use cream in scrambled eggs

The water in half and half boils and makes steam as it cooks, adding moisture and fluffing up the eggs. The fat in half and half coats the egg proteins that bond together while cooking; without this they bond together tighter and squeeze out extra moisture, creating tougher eggs. Milk, or even heavy cream, can be used as well; but half and half has the perfect ratio of water to cream.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos

These beautiful No-Bake Mini Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecakes were shot with my new camera as well. Check them out for a quick and easy dessert snack.

Recipe at-a-glance:

Difficulty: Easy
Flavor profiles: Savory, bacony, and cheesy with rich picante flavor.
Texture: Fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, and soft sweet potatoes create a symphony of textures.
Dietary Options/Substitutions: For vegetarian omit bacon. For gluten-free use corn tortillas.

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5 from 4 votes

Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos

Scrambled eggs, bacon, roasted sweet potato cubes, cheese, picante sauce and fresh cilantro.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Plating Pixels


  • 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes about ½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 6 bacon strips thick-cut
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon half and half
  • 1 16-ounce jar medium heat Pace<sup>®</sup> Picante Sauce
  • 6 mini flour tortillas or corn
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh cilantro as garnish
  • Lime wedges as garnish


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425º F. Toss sweet potato cubes with olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Place on a large baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 20–25 minutes, until browned and tender.
  2. Meanwhile: Cook bacon in a skillet or pan on medium-high until crispy; about 8 minutes, rotating half-way. Remove bacon and cut into small pieces. Drain oil from pan, reserving 1–2 tablespoons.
  3. In medium bowl whisk together eggs, remaining salt and pepper, half and half, and 1-tablespoon picante sauce. Heat leftover bacon grease in pan to medium heat. Add egg mixture, cook 4–5, stirring frequently until eggs are set and fluffy.
  4. Heat tortillas, then top each with scramble eggs, sweet potatoes and bacon pieces. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and spoon desired amount of Pace<sup>®</sup> Picante on each. Garnish with fresh cilantro and squeezed lime juice.

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34 Responses

  1. Brittany says:

    These look SO good! I hadn’t thought to use sweet potatoes for breakfast, but it makes perfect sense! I love that it adds some extra color (and nutrients) to the dish!

  2. Karin Rambo says:

    These look absolutely delicious! They would also make a good “breakfast for dinner” meal!

  3. Kaileigh says:

    This looks so good! I’ve never thought about adding sweet potatoes in my breakfast, but I am definitely going to have to try these!

  4. Mandi says:

    These look SO good! Pinning for later

  5. wow! I love sweet potatoes but never thought about putting it in a taco, specially a breakfast taco. Amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Rosie says:

    These look amazing. I will have to try them out.

  7. Chanelle says:

    The pictures look great.

  8. I love that you share great tips for making food taste better. These tacos look delicious, for sure. #client

  9. These look absolutely delicious.

    They look really hearty and would be the perfect comfort food for a cool Saturday Morning.

    I’ve been exploring more with sweet potatoes and will try this one soon.

  10. cymone says:

    these tacos look so so good! I recently got into sweet potatoes so I’m interested in trying these!


  11. We love a hearty breakfast around here. My husband would love this!

  12. We made breakfast tacos just like this camping last weekend. They are simply so good!

  13. Mmmmmmm … I just love Mexican foods for breakfast – huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos – anything like that! So, of course, I was in love with this recipe right from the start! But what’s really special here is the unique and delicious inclusion of those roasted sweet potatoes – what a fantastic idea! Such a great recipe!

  14. I love breakfast burritos and I love sweet potatoes – perfect idea to combine them! 🙂

  15. I love me some tacos. Really LOVE. Any time of day. Never made breakfast tacos with sweet potatoes before…perfect for fall!

  16. Tacos for breakfast?! Don’t mind if I do!!!

  17. This recipe looks absolutely amazing!!! Can(t wait to try it out x

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